Customs and Border Protection

CYBER

What Happens When a US Border Protection Contractor Gets Hacked?

The government wants all the data it can get from you at the border. But what happens when a hacker shows they can’t store it safely?
Motherboard Staff
6.14.19
Hacking

Here Are Images of Drivers Hacked From a U.S. Border Protection Contractor

A license plate scanning company was hacked, and now thousands of images of drivers are on the dark web.
Joseph Cox
6.13.19
immigration

Kirstjen Nielsen Blames Children's Deaths in US Custody on Their Refugee Parents

After a second child died on Customs and Border Protection's watch this month, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen doubled down on previous statements casting blame on asylum-seeking parents.
Marie Solis
12.27.18
OpSec

American Sues US Government For Allegedly Pressuring Him To Unlock His Phone at Airport

CBP and DHS officers allegedly detained a Los Angeles man of Muslim faith for four hours before he boarded a plane, asking him questions and pressuring him to show them the contents of his phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.18.18
ACLU VS TSA

ACLU is Suing the Government for Info About TSA Device Searches

The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.13.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hollywood women launch anti-harassment defense fund, at least 14 killed in Nigerian church shootings, immigration computers go down at US airports, and more.
VICE Staff
1.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Administration Gives Up Effort to Unmask Twitter Critic

The government reportedly withdrew its request for Twitter to reveal the user behind the @ALT_USCIS account.
Lauren Messman
4.7.17
News

Homeland Security Admits $360 Million Drone Program Can't Meet Its Goals

The inspector general hammered Customs and Border Protection on drone program oversight.
Shawn Musgrave
7.15.15
politics

The US Spent $360 Million on Border Drones Thanks to This Flimsy Report

Customs and Border Protection's inspector general is now questioning the bureau's decade-long drone program.
Shawn Musgrave
1.12.15